Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Chinese cartoonist skewers the Communist rulers from afar

Carol Hills on the PRI website.


A Chinese man decided to disappear on his own. He's a cartoonist who goes by the pen name: Badiucao.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

John Cleese on "political correctness"

From The Evening Standard.


John Cleese has said political correctness is destroying comedy and could lead to an Orwellian existence.

He compared the constant fear of offending to living in a dystopian society like the one created by George Orwell in his novel, 1984.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Oregonian pulls "Non Sequitur" strips in wake of stand-off shooting

Dan Gardner in The Daily Cartoonist.
The Oregonian pulled three strips from a Non Sequitur week-long strip series that poked fun at the armed occupants of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. The series ran January 25-30, but after one of the militant leaders was shot on the 27th during an attempt to arrest him by authorities, the paper opted not to run the final three strips in the series.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cartoonist Islam Gawish arrested for anti-government comics

From Mada Maar.

"I don't like being drawn!"
"Arrest of Islam Gawish, accused of having drawn the president…"
Cartoon by Andeel

Security forces arrested cartoonist Islam Gawish on Sunday for drawings critical of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the Egyptian state, his colleague Mohamed al-Ziyat told Mada Masr.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Angouleme organizers criticized for presenting fake awards

From Robot 6.


As if this year’s Angouleme International Comics Festival hadn’t been plagued by enough controversy, the organizers decided to play a practical joke at the closing ceremony that a lot of people didn’t find very funny.

The ceremony began with comedian Richard Gaitet, clad in a neon-blue suit and red bow tie, announcing, “This will be the shortest ceremony in history, because all we want to do is drink and dance.”